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against the ited states. so far for the obama administration, the one that comes after that, this is going to be a kind of crisis that they encounter over and over again. they need to come up with new strategies of how to deal with it. >> ryan, you basically have time to agree. >> i agree with you. this is a tipping point that could start to define the president i presidential election in the coming weeks. sometimes this things pass and move on but it looks like we have a worldwide crisis that both candidates will be talking about. >> ryan lizza. brooke baldwin, it's been a great week with you. soledad o'brien is back next week. carol costello and "cnn newsroom" begins right now. happening now in the newsroom. demonstrations canceled. egypt's muslim brotherhood calling off nationwide protests. was president obama's phone call behind the move? as we're learning to new arrests linked to the attack on the
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consulate in libya that killed four americans. the fed's new push to make buying or refinancing a house cheaper. there are questions this morning. will it really help the housing market? plus a second scandal, topless photos of kate middleton published in a french magazine. the royal family fuming this morning. the photos taken during a private vacation on private property. did the magazine break the law? and field goal. play of the night with the packers and bears, green bay thursday night. "newsroom" begins right now. good morning to you. happy friday. i'm carol costello. we fwin with that bit of breaking news. dramatic efforts to tamp down some of the ugliest anti-american violence in the arab world. it comes at a critical time. protests have swept across a massive region, 11 countries in all, from morocco in the west to
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iran in the east. also knew this morning, a starting development. powerful religious group, the muslim brotherhood, has ordered nationwide demonstrations be canceled. rioting outside the capital, with more than 200 people injured. senior international correspondent ben wedeman is live in cairo. how significant is this intervention? >> reporter: it's significant in the sense that there were a lot of tension about the possibility that those nationwide demonstrations the muslim brotherhood called for could result in an escalation of violence. they were canceled. however, demonstrations go on. in fact, there are still several hundred young men, for the most part, outside a wall set up by egyptian security near the american embassy. they are throwing rocks over that wall in the direction of egyptian security forces, the
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egyptian security forces firing back ocsionally with tear gas and rocks on their own part. in tahrir square behind me, another demonstration appears to be organize d, as opposed to th muslim brotherhood. the muslim brotherhood canceled these nationwide protests and said to avoid an exclusion in the violence. in essence, the genie is already out of the bottle. it appears these street clashes outside the u.s. embassy are not organized by any political group. it's spontaneous. they've been going on now since wednesday evening and may go on for some time to come. carol? >> ben, i'm just wondering why this change of heart from the muslim brotherhood. a couple of days ago, president obama said egypt was not exactly the united states' ally, but it wasn't its enemy either.
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did those words have anything to do with this? >> reporter: i think there is a certain amount of alarm among the leadership of the muslim brotherhood. those i'vepoken with did seem to get the message, that the united states was unhappy with the response or the reaction of mohammed morsi, the egyptian president, to the breaching of the american embassy. they felt that maybe it's time to start sending out a more reassuring messages to the united states. but what's significant is that on the one hand the message is come i coming out in english to a nonarabic audience, seemed to be pointing in the direction of reconciliation. i was at a demonstration this morning at a mosque not in the tahrir square area where it was organized by the muslim brotherhood. and the chants were not reassuring. one of the chants was "obama there are a million osamas."
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referring, of course, to osama bin laden, be chanting that united states is the enemy of god. it appears that the muslim brotherhood is trying to please two audiences at the same time. the united states and its supporters. and the -- the result is a very mixed message that makes one wonder about the sincerity of the muslim brotherhood when it says that it wants normal relations with the united states. >> ben, what was that noise behind you? was it gunfire, an explosion? >> reporter: tear gas being fired. no, no. tear gas being fired by egyptian security forces from the area around the american embassy. >> thanks for clarifying. ben wedeman, live in cairo for us this morning. now a closer look be at the americans killed in the attack on the consulate in libya. their families are speaking out, sharing their pain and their
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memories. lisa sylvester has that part of the story. >> reporter: not based at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, sean smith worked out of the hag aue and was on short-term duty. ambassador chris stevens was based in tripoli. most recently identified victim was glen doherty who lived in california, but grew up outside of boston. from different areas at the the consulate on assignment. they leave behind grieving hearts. kate quigley is doherty's sister. >> glen lived his life to the fullest. he was my brother but if you ask his friends, he was their brother as well. we ask for privacy during this time as we grieve for our friend, my brother, our brother, our son and our american hero. >> reporter: as a navy s.e.a.l., he was a trained sniper and medical corpsman and stayed active working for s.e.a.l. fit,
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seen here in this video having fun, in a friendly competition. >> mr. doherty? massachusetts, right? long way from home. how old are you? >> 41 1/2. >> 41 1/2? >> that's right. >> he was just 42 when he died. ambassador stevens leaves three younger siblings. tom stevens is his brother. >> doing what he always did, representing the united states. representing the united states in an exceptional manner. he was my big brother. so all the things that typically as a little brother -- all that guidance, just being best friends. that's what i'll miss the most. >> sean smith, an air force veteran, worked at the state department for ten years. at the time of the attack he was
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online, playing a game and posted this message online. tributes are pouring in, a friend of smith saying, quote, he had no zir for fame or recognition. he simply saw things that needed to be fixed and set about trying to fix them. his loss is all the more tragic because it was caused by forces he detested, those of hatred, intolerance and ignorance. the same could be said for all the victims. from our washington bureau, lisa, i know you have more information about the last victim to be identified, the fourth victim. what can you tell us? >> yes, carol. we were waiting. we got the first two names on the first day and then we got glen doherty's name and we finally have the fourth name, fourth american killed in that attack, tyrone woods. he is 41 years old. his mother spoke about him and the most tragic, tragic loss. >> ty was not one to be seen as
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a hero. he would want to be seen as a guy on his team who did his job. >> and did it well. >> and did it well. did it the best he could. obviously -- obviously, and unfortunately -- and i'm sure -- i'm sure my son went down fighting. i don't know the ins and outs of it. i haven't been told. but i'm sure he went down fighting. i'm sure he did. and i just hope his last moments weren't painful. >> that, of course, being the voice of cheryl bennett, tyrone woods' mother. he was also a former navy s.e.a.l., like glen doherty and the reports are that they were apparently rounding up these surface to air shoulder missiles. that's what they were doing, trying to get these weapons out of the country. that was the mission they were on, carol. so sad. >> lisa sylvester, thanks so much. as protests continue, mitt romney is on the campaign trail
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and is blaming the violence in the middle east, at least in part, on president obama's foreign policies. a top adviser to the romney campaign, richard williamson said this. quote, there's a pretty compelling story that if you had a president romney you would be in a different situation. for the first time since jimmier we' carter, we've had an american ambassador assassinated. in egypt and libya and yemen again demonstrations, the respect for america has gone down. there's not a sense of american resolve and we can't even protect sovereign american property. end quote. >> u.s. government cut assistance to the reformers for two years when tahrir square began, vice president of the united states said mubarak was a reformer, a democrat secretary of state reformer. we did get out in front. result is that we didn't have relationships with the reformers. they didn't look to us. they didn't trust us.
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this gave room for the muslim brotherhood to succeed. we would be -- the romney administration would be there, would be more active, trying to work with civil society, with reform movements so that we would be partners in this evolution, not running behind and not seen as part of that. i think that changes the dynamic. and so, yes, there would be a difference. >> we'll have more on mitt romney's foreign policy at the bottom of the hour. jim aacosta will have a report. on capitol hill to talk about the dangers of college binge drinking, working with morehouse college and others, to combat binge drinking among students at historically black colleges and universities. more than a year ago the retired basketball star started working with colleges to inspire students to make videos warning about binge drinking. in the next hour, shaquille o'neal will join us live to talk about his latest project. that comes your way in about an
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hour. and that youtube video that started all these violent protests in the arab world is not being taken down. at least not completely. so, is it free speech, hate speech? should it be taken off the internet? we'll talk about that. my name is adam frucci and i'm the editor of splitsider.com. i love new technology, so when i heard that american express and twitter were teaming up, i was pretty interested. turns out you just sync your american express card securely to your twitter account, tweet specific hashtags,
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it is 16 minutes past the ho hour. egypt's muslim brotherhood has canceled demonstrations except for one in tahrir square. tensions have been running high for four days after an anti-islam film sparked swrout rage throughout the middle east. trying to stop a violent demonstration in tahrir square last night, fire iing rubber bullets on the crowd. pope benedict speaks to christians in lebanon today, there stressing peace between christians and muslims. signs posted in beirut welcome the pope. launching its third round of so-called quantitative easing. the dow jumped 200 points on the
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new news, rising to levels not seen since 2007. muhammad ali was honored for his work outside the ring, receiving the 2012 liberty medal from the national constitution center for being, quote, a champion of freedom and a living embodiment of the constitution. he was given a medal for his many humanitarian efforts. and super typhoon remains an intense storm in the western pacific this morning, sustaining winds up to 175 miles per hour, the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane as it heads to japan, making sanba the strongest tropical storm of the season and one of the strongest of all time. now banning "the innocence of muslims" from the internet in egypt and libya. you can still see "the innocence of muslims" if you live anywhere else in the world. we're also learning more about
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the film maker. cnn can determine, his real name is nakoula basseley nakoula. he spent time in prison twice for trying to make meth and also for bank fraud. actors who starred in his movie say he conned them, too. >> he told me he was from israel. he told me he was going to show the movie in egypt. and either i assumed he was from egypt or -- >> he led you to believe he was egyptian? >> yes. because that's what i believe. >> making up a tiny portion in the egypt, they say they're often targets of muslim discrimination. the whole thing leaves us with many questions, was it the film maker's intent to incite violence? if it was, should google ban the video from youtube all together,
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not just in egypt and libya? jonathan turley, from the daily bea beas beast. >> hate speech in libya is not the same as hate speech here in the united states. it was a difficult decision for google, wasn't it? >> it was. quite frankly, i don't think it's a close decision. this is not hate speech. this is free speech. google doesn't produce widgets or -- it prevents a forum for people to have a dialogue which often involves very controversial, sometimes insulting thoughts. we don't have free speech to protect popular people or popular ideas. free speech is needed to protect those people who sometimes speak against the majority. this is a film that takes one view of a religious leader. the muslims are not unique. these extremists are not unique in holding their religious
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leaders close and to feel protective over them but that does not give an excuse for murder. this film did not cause murder. what caused murder was religious extremism. >> howard, i wonder, though, who should make that decision as far as determining whether it should be taken down from the internet or whether it's hate speech at all. should it be google, the government? who should make that decision? >> certainly not the government. it almost doesn't matter what google or youtube decides to do. once something is posted anywhere on the web, somebody is going to copy it. it will always be available. there's no way to put that toothpaste back into the tube. i'm a free speech absolutist. you can't be google or any other company, yahoo! you name it can't be pulling something off the web because somebody doesn't like it but in this case with american lives in jeopardy, i think it was a reasonable step to take it down just in egypt and libya. >> to go back to your point, google is saying that that film
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doesn't qualify as hate speech because it attacks a group of people instead of an individual. which kind of doesn't make much sense to me. >> that is a difference we're seeing around the world. there is an uptick in prosecutions of anti-religious speech, called blasphemy. i've been writing this on the blog. those prosecutions are occurring in the west. there's an increase in prosecutions for people either under hate speech laws or discrimination laws for speaking against religion. our country has a much more protective standard. but there is a war going on over free speech. and free speech is losing. and that's the reason, frankly, i would not quooeld if i was youtube, to these type of actions. there are some things you cannot yield to. free speech is one of those. it's a bright line and you have to protect it. once you start to compromise, it slips through your fingers like water. when you look in your hands, you have nothing left of what free
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speech was. >> well, you can argue that's true and look at a couple of cases that have taken place recently in the united states. the westboro church with its terrible protests at military funerals, hateful speech and hateful signs. u.s. supreme court ruled they have a constitutional right to do that. but then lawmakers passed this new law, putting limits on where and when the westboro protester s could protest. so that's a limitation of free speech, right? >> it's a real dilemma for these internet companies. we can say in the united states we have first amendment, tradition of free speech. we should not be taking things down unless they are libelous. but sometimes when you're operating in other countries and you have to compromise with what those countries will allow their
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people to see. there was a lot of reporting initially in the confusion following these attacks about film maker sam bacile, the name he was using, supposedly being an israeli jew. and now he is being report ed a nakoula nakoula, who is not jewish. >> you're saying it depends on the film maker's intent and maybe google would have made a different decision, had it had all the facts from the get-go? >> i'm saying that in part and also saying it's easy for us to sit here and watch in new york and atlanta and say something should be allowed because we have this american tradition of allowing anything that stops short of hate speech. but the tradition in other countries, it's a very treacherous road. it's easy for us to second guess at this point.
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markets are surging today after the federal reserve announced another round of quantitative -- tell us about the plan. >> hi, carol. the fed is taking risk in the form of mortgage debt off the bank's shoulders. every month for an unlimited time the fed will print $40 million to buy bonds that the banks are holding, essentially giving the banks cash for that debt. with the understanding that the banks will want to give out more loans. the trick is to see if businesses want to take out loans and use the money to hire people. the net/net here is that the fed hopes to fuel more spending and eventually more hiring. carol? >> $40 billion a month question, will it work? >> interest rates are already low. the question is, will consumers and businesses be more likely now to take out loans just because the fed has started this program? is the confidence there to take
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out a loan in a bad economy? one thing the fed can't do, carol, is erase uncertainty out there. congress can help with that, though, by acting to back off the country off of a fiscal cliff we keep talking about and getting the debt under control. stimulus would be a lot more likely to work if businesses have a clear idea of what lies ahead. don't expect any clarity until after the election. response to that anti-muslim film. how can the united states help to secure the region? we'll look into what can be done. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 70% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus
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mitt romney has a plan that includes iran. here is what he said on "good morning america." >> let's talk about iran. you've been quite critical of the president's policy. also president netanyahu of israel has suggested he wants a more clear red line from the united states. what is your red line with iran? >> my red line is that iran may not have a nuclear weapon. iran as a nuclear nation is unacceptable to america. >> president obama said the exact same thing. so your red line is the same as his. >> i laid out what i would do to keep iran from reaching that red line. crippling sanctions needed to be put in place immediately. that combined with standing up with iranian dissidents. the president was silent when dissidents took to the streets in tehran, the president was silent. ahmadinejad should have been indicted under the genocide
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doctrine. when one says it's unacceptable to the united states of america, that means what is said. >> governor romney is toning down his comments on libya, which sent his campaign spinning this week. here is jim acosta. >> ladies and gentlemen -- >> mitt romney steered around the controversy he started earlier this week when he accuse ed president obama of sympathizing with the attacks on u.s. diplomats in the middle east. instead at a rally in verirgini romney opted to grieve for the victims. >> what a tragedy, to lose such a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful people. >> within seconds, he was interru interrupted by a protester. i would offer a moment of silence but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent so we'll keep on going. >> seeking defense cuts that would weaken national security. >> as we watch the world today, sometimes it seems we're at the mercy of events instead of
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shaping events. >> reporter: he stayed away from his harshest attack of the week, that mr. obama is an apologyist. >> i think it's a -- a -- a terrible course to -- for america to stand in apology for our values. >> reporter: but there are no apologies for romney's comments. senior campaign adviser told cnn it was wrong for president obama to not immediately criticize the mob that ripped down an american flag at the u.s. embassy in cairo. the romney campaign also pointed to support it received from members of the bush administration, defense secretary donald rumsfeld tweeted the attacks on our embassies and diplomats are a result of perceived american weakness. mitt romney is right to point that out. and writing in "the wall street journal," apologizing for america, appeasing our enemies and abandoning our allies and
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slashing our military are the ha hallmarks of obama's foreign policy. >> we look weak. >> peggy noon an. >> slight grimace on his face when taking tough questions from the reporters and i thought, he looks like richard next nixon. >> confident this controversy will blow over but the question is whether there will be blowback. the criticism will serve the campaign well, highlighting what he called big differences in the race. jim acosta, cnn, ronkonkoma, new york. meantime, calling off nationwide protests across egypt, and written a letter to the editor to ""the new york times"." reading, quote, despite our resentment of the continued appearance of productions like the anti-muslim film that led to the current violence we do not hold the american government or
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its citizens responsible for acts of the few that abuse the laws protecting freedom of expression. so what does all this mean? general spyder marks and jennifer -- hopefully, you can both hear me. yes? >> i'm wityou, carol. >> oh, okay, good. >> michelle, is there a connection? >> i think that the position of the egyptian government has been evolving over a couple of days. it certainly is true that on the first day of the protest at the american embassy that the egyptian government didn't do what it should have done to keep the protesters from going over the wall and entering the embassy and president morsi was notably silent. at that time i think president morsi was trying to get control of the sentiment in egypt against this film to out flank,
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showing he was also outraged by the film. later on though, especially after what happened in libya with the assassination of ambassador chris stevens, i think that morsi realized and certainly heard from president obama that his actions were inadequate and that he really had to take responsibility and tamp down sentiment in egypt to avoid things getting even worse. that's why we've seen them today canceling nationwide protests and putting out these messages that they're going to protect diplomatic missions and that egyptians have the right to be outraged about the film but not to use violence. >> and, general, egypt did say it failed to protect the u.s. embassy. it says it's now investigating. what does the united states need to see for them to prove that they're really doing that? >> carol, i think one of the prime motivations that hasn't been spoken yet is the united states gives billions of dollars to egypt annually.
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clearly, there's a motivation to keep that pipeline going. and so not only is there outrage about this film -- frankly, i think the film is simply what is an underlying concern and hatred for the united states, its presence, its policies and what it has done in the middle east. clearly, the arab spring now has become an arab rage and is against the american powers most notably. what the united states has to do in concert with egypt -- this isn't an ally, but a friend and has been a friend for years. as this new government emerges, it needs to embrace the united states and take very, very seriously these activities that are taking place in cairo and look what took place in libya and say we cannot allow this to happen or we lose a very dear friend of hours that's been a supporter for years. if, in fact, the government can call off the protests, that
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means they could have prevented the protest. i think there needs to be a very concerted effort, very deep intelligence exchange. these were not criminal acts. these were acts of war against the united states. this is u.s. property. all other u.s. intelligence agencies would be subordinated to the cia in terms of intelligence collection and sharing with the egyptians, sharing with the libyans to ensure that we can find out who conducted these activities. and we can go after them in concert with the host nation. >> michelle, one of governor romney's senior foreign policy advisers said none of this would have happened under a romney presidency, because he would have had a consistent policy. is he right? >> well, look, i have to say that i think that the obama administration, while they're doing the best they can to handle this very difficult
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crisis this week, over the past year and a half has been -- has sent mixed signals about the degree of their support for the changes in the middle east. i do think the united states could have done much more to help to galvanize economic assistance, which is badly needed. that's the leading reason why egypt needs to continue the partnership with the united states, in addition to the military assistance they badly need economic development. and they need help from the united states, from europe, from the gulf arab countries. so the yunited states could be doing more. i also think the united states should have taken the security situation in both libya and egypt more seriously and should have urged those governments and worked with them in reforming their police apparatus and getting them back up. there's a very chaotic situation
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in our 2012 issue series, we're taking a deeper dive into some of the key topics in the race for president. what cuts the candidates say they would make to the federal farm bill. >> reporter: mitt romney launched his campaign on a farm. >> and this really is what new hampshire is all about, isn't it? a day like this and a farm like this. >> reporter: president obama spent three days on a bus tour in iowa. >> today, we are here at the c macintosh family farms. >> reporter: most of the key battleground states are farming
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states and yet, what have you heard from either candidate on the farming bill? >> very little. i would like to hear that they support the the programs that would help us in our bad years. >> reporter: to understand farm politics, first a little on farming. first and foremost, you have to rely on something that's totally unreliable, the weather. then you can spend a fortune growing your crops only to harvest and find out the bottom has fallen out of the market. so the government helps by crop insurance and pays farmers when the price of their crops drop, aall rolled into something called the farm bill. why do they sub siddize farming? because they realized outsourcing the growth of food for america is not a good idea. based on budget proposals, it
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would appear both want to cut it. and by nearly the same amount, between $32 and $33 billion over ten years. it's what they want to cut that makes it interesting. first there's something else you need to know. years back, members of congress that represented rural districts had a problem. they couldn't get members of congress to represent urban areas interested in supporting any kind of farm legislation. what do you do? that's how food stamps became part of the farm bill. democrats want to cut food stamps by chopping subsidies to farmers. republicans want to spare farmers and increase cuts to food stamps. >> depending on which candidate wins, obviously, each party is going to say that there will be
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dramatic differences, but from an objective look, standing back, there will be differences quite certainly, but i don't say that they're going to be that dramatic. >> reporter: regardless of who wins, cuts are coming. the only question is whether they'll be felt by low-income families mostly in cities or rural families down on the farm. >> martin savidge joins me now in the debate over the farm bill. this year it's not because of the food stamp issue. is this proof of a further divide over urban america and rural america? >> it is based on the philosophies of the two parties. democrats would favor those who don't have as much money and republicans want to cut food stamps because they favor the rich. it's really more complicated than that. number one, food stamps, huge budget. if you're going to make cuts, mathematically, it makes more
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sense to cut $3 billion from an $80 billion budget than to take $3 billion from the $6 billion corn subsidies budget. in other words, you would cut that one in half. it's easy for people to get very riled up about this. one thing is clear, we won't have a farm bill before the election. that seems highly unlikely that congress will step into this debate. >> i don't think congress is going to do anything until after the election. >> right. >> martin savidge, thank you very much. >> you bet. 27 yard touchdown pass. no big deal, right? but this touchdown pass was anything but ordinary. but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing... but they could be early warning signs of a gynecologic cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer. feeling bloated for no reason. that's what i remember. seeing my doctor probably saved my life. warning signs are not the same for everyone. if you think something's wrong...
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but john lewis is fighting back. college students drink. nothing new. some students drinking leads to problems in the classroom. shaq is back. we'll talk to the former basketball star about his new cause. newsroom starts now. good morning and happy friday to you. i'm carol costello. thank you for being with us. we begin this hour with breaking news. friday prayers are finished in most of the muslim world and as expected new anti-american protests are flaring up. we have new pictures out of yemen where there are conflicting reports from the u.s. embassy. security forces fired shots at protesters. water canons chased them away. now tripoli, lebanon. crowds chased away government forces. protesters threw rocks and bottles.
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the pope is visiting beirut lebanon. now a dramatic new effort to damp down the violence. 11 countries in all from the west to iran in the east but also new this morning a startling development. egypt's powerful religious group the muslim brotherhood has ordered nationwide demonstrations be cancelled, rioting out of the u.s. embassy in cairo has been the most violent with 200 injured. ben weidmann is in cairo. how significant is this group's intervention in. >> reporter: well, carol, the decision by the muslim brotherhood to cancel the demonstrations that they were planning across the country but not in the area of where we are, which is, in fact, right over there, that balleding with the
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dome on top is the american embassy. but despite the cancellation it hasn't made much of a difference in the street. if we look, we just pan the camera down below you can see these are demonstrators literally around the block from the american embassy, prevented from getting closer by a large concrete wall that was constructed this morning by the egyptian security forces and what we have now is the protesters are trying to sort of go via side streets to get closer to the embassy. now you can't tell at the moment but the air is becoming quite thick with tear gas which is sort of overcoming me at the moment. but that tear gas is basically the only thing that's stopping these demonstrators from getting closer to the american embassy. carol. >> are you all right? i'll let you go, ben. thank you so much. ben weidmann reporting live from cairo.
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>> reporter: it's okay, carol. interior you sure. i'm going to ask you one more question. you're a good guy to continue. >> reporter: no problem. >> the egyptian government is in a tough place right now. the president came out a couple of days ago and said egypt is not our ally any more. did the president' comments havening do with egypt damping down protests around the country? >> reporter: the muslim brotherhood officials i spoke with yesterday did seem to get the message that the american government takes very seriously the breach of the embassy on wednesday night and the fact that they want to make sure that the egyptian security forces properly guard the embassy. but there's sort of two different messages going on. in english, the message is very conciliatory. the muslim brotherhood and officials within the government expressing a desire for good relations with the united states. but at the same time if you look
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under arabic website, if you go for instance to a muslim brotherhood rally i went to at a mosque on the other side of the nile the rhetoric was different, there's a million osamas. they were chanting against the united states, saying it's a patron of terrorism. so the message in english conciliatory. the message in arabic to the street here in egypt is quite to the contrary. >> ben weidmann, we'll let you go. thanks for hanging in there. i know you're very uncomfortable right now. ben weidmann. thanks so much. we now know more about the americans killed in the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. tyrone woods a former navy s.e.a.l. working as a private security guard. for the last couple of years he had been protecting diplomatic personnel in hospital spots from central america to the middle east. his mother said he died doing what he loved best.
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>> i would nhe would not want t as a hero. he would want to be seen as a guy on his job dean it well. did the best company. obviously, obviously and unfortunately, and i'm sure -- i'm sure my son went down fighting. i don't know the ins and outs of it, i haven't been told but i'm sure he went down fighting. i'm sure he did. i hope his last moments were not painful. >> today the remains of all the americans are being returned to the united states. they include christopher stevens, sean smith and glenn dougherty. a friend of sean smith tells us he has no desire for fame or recognition. he saw things that needed to be fixed and set about trying to fix them. his loss is all the more tragic because they were caused by forces he detested, those of hatred, intolerance and
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ignorance. siblings wanted to share their stories. >> glenn lived his life to the fullest. he was my brother but if you ask his friends he was their brother as well. we ask for privacy during this time as we grieve for our friend, my brother, our brother, our son and our american hero. >> he was doing what he always did which was representing the united states in an exceptional manner. he was my big brother. so, all things that typically as a little brother, all that guidance, just being best friends, that's what i'll miss the most. >> a u.s. government source said the attack that killed those americans may have been planned
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and the protests may have been a diversion but regardless the man responsible for making that anti-islamic film is coming under intense scrutiny. miguel martinez has been looking into the filmmaker's past. >> reporter: he has a criminal pass and many ali as. in 1997 basile, his real name nakoula basseley nakoula was in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine. this time in federal prison for fraud. these are some of the documents for criminal cases against sam bacile or nakoula basseley nakoula. it is clear by going through these that investigators had a hard time tracking him down as well. the guy had several addresses, many social security numbers, and lots of names. court documents show he used at least 17 different names including sam bacile, p.j.
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tobacco and thomas tanas. anybody having to do with sam bacile is scared. this is a neighborhood in long beach, a man who lives here says that nakoula basseley nakoula used his address to get credit cards and conduct some of the fraudulent activity that he carried out. he found out about it, called the police, and hasn't seen him since. numbers associated with bacile's many identities turned up nothing. >> the number you dialed is not a working number. >> reporter: anti-islamists who worked with him didn't know who he was. the same is true for the actors. >> he told me he was from israel. he told me he was going to show the movie in egypt. and either i assumed he was from egypt or -- >> or led you to believe he was egyptian. >> yes because that's what i believed.
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>> reporter: this is the best address we have for sam bacile or nakoula basseley nakoula. all the media is camped out here. we'll try one more time to talk to him. [ knocking on the door ] >> mr. bacile? mr. nakoula? >> reporter: this house the center of an intense research that has many questions hanging over his head. now we have been able to confirm one other thing. this is a man who represented himself as an israeli-american or jewish-american. he told cast and americans about that. we spoke to the coptic church he goes to church here, he's egyptian and coptic christian. he is laying very low. carol. >> i watched this trailer on youtube and it's just so bad and
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cheesy and doesn't make much sense. has it ever been shown anywhere else besides youtube? >> it's absolutely -- yeah. it's ridiculous. this thing to watch it is ridiculous. it did show a third name, the innocence of bin laden in a movie theater, literally two blocks from where i'm standing at vine theater in hollywood back this summer we believe in june. they may have done that some version of it. they may have done that for copyright reasons. the actors in the film said they were never invited to a screening of it. very few people if anybody showed up to that screening. one actor i talked to said sam says or whatever his name is that the film is not finished but should runabout two hours. some verse of it has aired or been in a theater, but i don't think the final version has been made yet. >> miguel marquez reporting live for us. the values voter summit kicks
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values voter summit kicks off in washington, d.c. today expected to speak there are republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan and ann romney. the summit is an annual gathering of the country's strongest social conservative, voters who will play a critical le in this year's political election. tony perkins is the president of family research council. welcome tony. >> good morning. >> i'm good. thanks for being with us. both you and paul ryan are speaking this weekend. what do you hope to hear from paul ryan? >> well, i think we're going to hear what is a priority for the romney campaign and that is to get america back on track fiscally, getting america back on track from a moral and values standpoint. i think there's a crowd here that will be very receptive to what paul ryan has to say. >> conservatives accuse democrats of booing god at their convention, of celebrating abortion and same sex marriage. if most of america was bothered
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by that it isn't showing up in the polls. why do you think that is? >> i think it's blatant. i think it is a factor as i've heard, as i've been around the country just in the last week. you know, i don't know that people necessarily see them as booing fwod but do i see them as overlooking him, having to amend their platform and not being in agreement just by an oblique reference to god. i do think that's a factor just as it was a factor in the 50e8s with ronald reagan when you had the reagan democratsho left the party over the social issues. i've seen there are moderate democrats who just feel the party has gone too far to the left on where they were celebrating the abortion culture and same sex marriage. >> on the subject of reagan democrats, ohio is full of them. according to a recent nbc news "wall street journal" poll president obama is leading by seven points in ohio.
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so, maybe it would be wise for mitt romney to back off the social issues for a time and talk about something else? >> actually there's a poll out last week where it showed there was the greatest unity of likely voters around tissue of importance of family and the definition of marriage. 51.4% of voters agreed on that. only 38% agreeing on the republican platform as it pertains to economic issues. and by the way, ohio if you go back to 2004, what really swung that was the marriage issue and what happened there is you had voters who were not likely voters who came out. >> that doesn't appear, tony, to be happening this time. >> well, you're not going see that until election day because these poll are not being polled. these are folks that didn't vote last time. they weren't motivated to vote for john mccain. they weren't sure what barack obama had to offer.
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they know now. and they, i see the enthusiasm that they are beginning to show for an alternative which is found in mitt romney. >> i want to move to this anti-muslim film that's causing so much turmoil in the middle east. supposedly it was made by a coptic christian, an jepgs. as a christian what do you say to him? >> well, i mean. what i would say to the muslim world is that is not how we settle our differences. here in america we have the freedom of speech, we have the ability to bring different ideas and viewpoints to the public square and work through those in nonviolent fashion. that's why america is successful. that's why you have so much turmoil in the middle east. >> what would you say to the filmmaker. >> well, i mean if he puts -- i haven't seen the film so i can't speak. i can't speak to the content of the film but i don't think that we should shrink back from speaking the truth because some
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people become enraged and act in violent actions. that means we're being held hostage. >> your saying this filmmaker is speaking the truth? >> i don't know. i haven't seen the film. as i said i can't be a film critic of this particular film. i'm saying as americans we should not shrink back out of fear of speaking what may be truth, if it is in fact truth simply because there are those in the world that will act violently. we as americans will not be held hostage to advertise lammic world and that's a part of the problem with this administration, the foreign policy of leaders from behind and apologizing for being americans. you fine here today americans are tired of apologizing for being americans. >> tony perkins, we'll leave it there. we have a bit of breaking news to share with our viewers. thank you for being with us this
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morning. here's the breaking news now on the anti-american protests. in the arab world moments ago u.s. marines are being dispatched to one of the hot spots. barbara starr is at the pentagon to tell us where. >> reporter: hello. cnn has learned from a senior u.s. official marnines are headd to yemen to protect the u.s. diplomatic installations there after very serious violence broke out yesterday and continue this morning. it's a small group of marines, very similar to the team that was dispatched to the diplomatic installations in libya. this is an anti-terrorism team. the group that went to libya was about 50 marines. similar expected in yemen. they are there to protect diplomatic installations. the u.s. officials very adamant, very clear no combat mission for them but when these u.s. embassy, these u.s. diplomatic areas are coming under attack
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they will move to protect them and we saw president obama a couple of days ago say security will be ramped up. so now this group of marines armed on their way to the capital of yemen to work security issues at the u.s. embassy and diplomatic install accelerations of the united states in yemen. carol. >> barbara starr, thanks for that. reporting live from the pentagon. we'll be right back. ck from rou. employees are being forced to do more with less. and the need for capable leaders is greater than ever. when you see these problems do you take a step back, or do you want to dive right in? with a degree in business from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to go further in your career than you ever thought possible. let's get started at capella.edu
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the fight over voter i.d. laws is red hot in pennsylvania. 53 days before the presidential election. the states new law which requires voters to show a picture i.d. is now in pennsylvania supreme court. at issue whetherhis new requirement will keep minority and poor voters from the polls. it's a charge we heard in florida, ohio and colorado and something congressman john lewis calls a throw back to the jim crow south. welcome. >> thank you very much. >> what do you expect to happen in pennsylvania? >> well it is my hope and it is my prayer that the state supreme court will declare this law, these provisions
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unconstitutional. remind me of another period of a dark past and we cannot go back to that period. to be able to cast a vote should be very simple. the vote is precious. it is almost sacred. it should be very easy to cast a vote in the 50 states of the united states of america. >> so i know we've been having this argument for many months now but republicans would say most of us have a picture i.d., it's not hard to get one in the state of pennsylvania. so what's the big deal? >> well, the big deal is very simple. 700, 900,000 people could be denied the right to participate, to cast a vote. that's not right, it's not fair, and it's not just in a democratic society. president jimmie carter said many years ago to cast a vote should be as simple as getting a
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glass of water. >> this election could come down to a few hundred votes in key areas as you know, for instance in the key battleground state of florida election officials purged 200 people it said should not be allowed to vote. if they found those people ineligible isn't at it good thing they purged those people from the role? >> you don't have widespread fraud in any of the 50 states. in the state of pennsylvania, in the state of florida, over and over again, all over america you do not have voter fraud. and the republican leadership in the state of pennsylvania and some of the other states are saying when we have voter i.d., we can throw the election towards mr. romney and take it from president barack obama. >> are you kind of stunned we're talking about these kinds of things in this day and age with your history, i mean? >> well, i'm really shocked. for me it is unreal.
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it is unbelievable. it may not be the litteracy tes or counting jelly beans in a jar, people aren't being beaten or chased by police dogs but it takes us back to another day and another period and as americans we should not want to even dream about the past. >> does your office get many calls from people who feel disenfranchised? >> well, there are people who have called and other reports i have heard that people are showing up, trying to participate, trying to vote without a voter i.d.. i would urge and encourage people all across america that they must participate, they must get out and vote and let nothing but nothing keep them from casting their votes. >> congressman, thank you so much for being with us this
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morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you. we have more breaking news to tell you. we just got these pictures in from the sudan, from khartoum. there was massive protest over this anti-muslim film. protesters started at the british and german embassies and then moved on the united states embassy. we understand at one point there was as many as 0,000 people protesting outside of those embassies. you see the pictures right here. that looks like tear gas, doesn't it? that does look like tear gas. we know that government forces are out trying to dispel the crowds. you see them running away. very difficult to get information out of this part of the world. as i said massive protests now going on right now in sudan. take a quick break and we'll be back with more. at usaa, we believe honor is not
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31 minutes past the hour. i'm carol costello. thank you for wk us. 3,000 demonstrators are gathering in tripoli, lebanon right now to protest that anti-islam youtube video. officials say a group of armed men stormed the kfc restaurant and set it ablaze. in egypt the muslim brotherhood called off nationwide demonstrations there except for one in tahrir square. remember the pink slime. it's called lean finally pictured beef product. the company that makes it is suing abc for over $1 billion claiming their news reports caused financial damages. the company is called beef products incorporated and say their product is 100% beef and abc made false and deflammatory statements leading people to believe that red meat was pink
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slime. 35,000 people are evacuating around towns of guatemala this morning. the fire volcano is spewing ash and smoke near antigua. several people have been treated for smoke an ash inhalation. >> he was the greatest in the boxing ring. muhammed ali was awarded for his work outside of the ring. he was honored for acchampion of freedom and living embodiment of the constitution. he was given the medal for his many humanitarian efforts. shaq o'neal is on capitol hill. he's work century council, morgan state university and morehouse college. he started working with colleges to inspire students to make videos about binge drinking.
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shaq o'neal joins us now from washington. so, you had your meating what did you guys talk about? >> we thanked everybody for coming out and we want to spread the message of binge drinking. before last year there was no research as far as, you know, binge drinking at african-american universities. i did a video at alabama, did a video at syracuse but now i'm going start going to the hbcus, doing videos to help promote binge drinking. binge drink is the fourth, fifth, sixth drink that you're not supposed to take. another problem with binge drinking, the younger crowd go out, drive and make it home. their thought process is it's okay. it's not okay. there's a lot of stories out there where a story is a very
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tragic one. >> no doubt about that. difficult thing because you go to college and sort of a right of passage. you drink. that's just what you do. how do you convince young people who think they are not invincible. >> you know, youtube is a medium that we're going to use. they stream about 4 billion videos a day. we'll tweet messages. we'll continue to produce more commercials. hopefully we won't have to go scare tactic videos. we want people to be more responsible. we're not telling them to cut all the way down. if you're is going take that fourth, fifth and sixth drink, be responsible enough to give your friend who wasn't drinking give him the keys. if you're out partying at a campus, everyone shouldn't drink. be smart and make the right choice. >> some people believe the answer is to lower the drinking age to take this rebel lone thing away, to make it, you know, not so much of a secret, sneaky thing that you do when you go to college.
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is that the right move to lower the drinking age? would that work? >> think the answer is everyone being more conscious and more responsible. that's the answer. we have to be conscious enough to say, you know what? i'm feeling a little buzz. i don't want to go over board. i'm feeling a buzz, let me call my friend who i know who has not been drinking, tell him to come pick me up. being more conscious and responsible we start to eliminate this problem. >> thanks so much for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. we're going to take a break and hopefully come back with more news out of sudan and also talk abouthat too, much lesser story, obviously. kate middleton caught, well you already know. we'll talk about that too. we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water.
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magazine has published photos of kate middleton sun bathing
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topless. now the palace is furious calling it an invasion of privacy. a.j. hammer host of "showbiz tonight". this hurts me. you know how much i love her. >> this is unbelievable. a private royal moment has been splashed all over the pages of a tabloid. unlike the recent photos of aspirin harry nobody believes kate middleton was acting inappropriately in this case. she was in a french chateau on what she thought was a private balcony with her husband. a photographer used what appears to be very strong telescopic lens to obtain these blury photos. the royal family is outraged. a spokesman for saint james palace said william and kathryn were saddened to learn that a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally inappropriate manner.
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the incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of diana, princess of wales. the publisher of the french magazine "closer" says that the magazine was just doing its job and they think that the pictures simply depict a couple in love and not degrading. they are missing the whole invasion of privacy. >> she's so nice they can read the minds of the duke and duchess. the other weird part about this story in france they have strict privacy laws. >> yeah. it is surprising to see this happening and whether or not there will be any mor short fallout remains to be seen. but i don't get why they think it's okay in any way to put photos in a magazine obtained this way in particular. >> just a shame. let's talk about saturd"saturdat live". the first premier show comes this saturday. they are making some changes. >> president obama is being replaced, carol. the role of the president, of course, formerly played by fred will be played by cast member
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jay farrow. he's been on the show for a couple of seasons. he's a great pick for the role. you have to see his funny impressions. this is a very important role for "saturday night live". historically some of the most memorable highlights is political impressions. chevy chase at gerald ford, dan akroid as jimmy carter. those characters will be getting an awful lot of using next couple of months, particularly this weekend. >> i know. i can't wait to watch. a.j. hammer, thanks so much. join a.j. on "showbiz tonight" 11:00 eastern on hln. choosing to start a family. we'll chat with an author who thinks many women should ignore the pressures and rethink their decision to have children.
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a difference in the lives of others. let's get started at capella.edu 45 minutes past the hour. the decision to have children can be a difficult one. do couples make that decision as a personal choice or it is more from cultural pressure? can women have it all in the challenging job, the ideal family or have expectations surpassed reality. joining me now is feminist writer and blogger, author of a brand new book "why have kids." welcome jessica. >> hi, carol. thanks for having me. >> can't wait to talk to you because the title of your book struck me because i'm one of the few women in america my age who knows not have children. sometimes it's uncomfortable. >> yeah. i think it is very uncomfortable for a lot of women who choose
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not to have children, that default expectation we have for people especially for women as that they all want children. and that if they don't have children something must be wrong, why did you make that choice and they are constantly questioned about that decision in a way that people who do have children are never questioned. >> actually, do i feel that way at times and sometimes i feel that the criticism is justified that i chose not to have children because i was selfish or i'm not fulfilling, you know, some requirement that i have as a woman. why do women feel that way? >> you know, i think there is a cultural expectation for women that are value and worth comes in acmother which is unfortunate. being a mother is a wonderful thing, i have a 2-year-old daughter. she's the best thing in my life. but the expectation that that's what we should do is certainly not helpful for anyone. and the expectation that once we do have children that it's going
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to be most wonderful, fulfilling, amazing thing in our lives is also an expectation that's not necessarily helpful for a lot of parent because as a lot of us who are parents know there are a ton of challenges that come with having children as well. >> i have so many -- i have such admiration for women who can do it all because i have a lot of friend who make it took so easy and i wonder how do you do that? >> you know, i think a lot of people are asking that question, but i think that most americans are not just struggling to have it all, they are struggling just to have enough. you know. we need to think about the ideal of paemprenting versus the real and we don't see reality in the popular narratives about motherhood. most of us are not going to breastfeed our toddler on the cover of "time" magazine. most of us are trying to get through the day. we need to have a conversation about that and that's why i hope this book will do.
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let's get started at capella.edu singer chris brow is getting a lot of ink over his new tattoo on his neck. many say it looks like rihanna the former flame that he abused. he here's jeannie moss. >> the eyes are rihanna's eyes. >> it looks like the rihanna that he beat up. >> reporter: it looked so much like battered rihanna that after brown's representative said it wasn't her just a random woman, even then when tmz asked readers
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again even for chris brown wearing a battered woman tattoo seemed like sticking his neck out too far. >> come on chris brown get your life together. >> yeah. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me today. cnn newsroom continues with ashleigh banfield. >> carol costello, thanks very much. it's 11:00 on the east coast. 8:00 a.m. on the west coast and we begin with this violent protest worldwide over an anti-muslim film made here in the united states. all of this erupting for the fourth straight day across the middle east and north africa and beyond and so far the demonstrators have taken to the streets in egypt, in lebanon, in tunisia, in yemen, in sudan. friday by the way is a day of prior in the muslim world and as we have often seen it is the catalyst that drives many protesters straight into the stre